Murudeshwar is a small beachside town in Karnataka most
famous for its Murudeshwar Temple, which contains the worlds 2nd
largest statue of Shiva. Pilgrims from all over India come to see this
magnificent temple and many end up staying for the fantastic natural beauty of
the surrounding region. Located directly on the coast of the Arabian Sea, many
visitors to Murudeshwar will spend time having a picnic outside with their
family or spend time on the beach watching the waves and enjoying the sights.
Whether you want to spend a weekend immersing yourself in the historical
significance of this town or exploring it purely for its natural beauty,
Murudeshwar is one place you simply must see.
Rent a car from Zoom and arrive at Murudeshwar with ease! The best way to get there is via the Bangalore-Honavar Road. Follow this road to Murudeshwar Temple Main Road. Continue along this road until you reach your destination. The entire trip is roughly 465KM and should take about 8 hours, but if you get lost our GPS can guide you the entire way! Get there faster than with a bus or train and stop at your own convenience.
Rent an SUV if you have a big group or rent a sedan such as the Vento or Ford Figo if you have a smaller group or are with your significant other.
If you don't own a car or don't want to take your own car, then Zoom has several options for you to consider:
Hatchback : Take our Ford Figo ZXI for flexibility in your travels. The Figo gives you freedom to explore Murudeshwar however you want.
Sedans : Zoom with Volkswagen Vento or BMW 320d if you want to ride around Murudeshwar in style. These cars are great if you have a small group or are with your significant other.
SUV : If trekking is what you crave, the mighty Scorpio is all yours to explore the unexplored. No need to worry about steep uphill climbs or rough terrain, the Scorpio can handle it all. The Scorpio is especially good if you are with a large group of people.
All Zoom cars come with the following: -
- All-inclusive tariff which includes fuel, comprehensive insurance and taxes.
- A 3G enabled tablet, which makes navigation a breeze.
- No deposit required to Zoom off.
order to get the most out of your experience, rent a car from Zoom so that you
have the freedom to explore Murudeshwar as you please. No need to negotiate
with rickshaw drivers or walk for kilometers, you can drive however and
wherever you want.
Here are some places nearby Murudeshwar:
Murudeshwar Temple and Raja Gopura: This magnificent temple, built with its back facing the Arabian Sea, is over 20 stories tall and is considered the largest Gopura in the world! Two life sized elephant statues guard the entrance, and the entire Raja Gopura is a massive 249 feet tall!
Statue of Lord Shiva: Contained within the same temple complex, this is the 2nd largest statue of Lord Shiva in the world, standing at 123 feet tall! This statue took roughly 2 years to build and cost roughly Rs. 50,000,000! It was designed as to always be in the light, and thus reflects a sparkling color, making it quite the sight to see!
Scuba Diving: There are organized trips to Netrani (also known as Pigeon Island). It is about 10 miles from the shore of Murudeshwar. If you have been itching to try some Scuba, this is one of the best places in all of India!
Insiders Tip: Don’t go swimming in the water! There are too many crabs and those who do swim typically get bit!
The best time to visit Murudeshwar is October to May